At a glance

18 Apr 1909 Troup, Sri Lanka
169 cm 5'7''
Female

Joyce Cooper’s father was a wealthy tea planter in Sri Lanka and it was in the Indian Ocean that she first learnt to swim. She made her championship début at the 1927 European Championships where she was narrowly beaten to the 100 m freestyle title but then went on to anchor the relay team to a gold medal. At the 1928 Olympics she helped the British relay team finish second, albeit by a large distance, to the Americans and was bronze medallist in both her individual events. Her third place in the 100 freestyle was controversial because observers thought she...

Margaret Joyce in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
4
medals
Gold medal: Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:3
  • Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1932
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1932
    • 4 h1 r2/3
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 4
      Swimming
      400 metres Freestyle
    • 6
      Swimming
      100 metres Backstroke
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
  • Amsterdam
    Amsterdam 1928
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Amsterdam
    Amsterdam 1928
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Freestyle
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Swimming
      100 metres Backstroke
    • 2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay

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